Halo Bar & Bistro - Renaissance Edmonton Airport

4.3
92 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food
HALO - high altitude low octane
The neoteric, ultra cool go-to modern bistro; re-imagined for Edmonton.
For evening reservations, please call to check for availability.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 92 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.4
Service
4.4
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4.0
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SanjayS
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second visit to Halo. We decided to have lunch enroute to dropping our son of at the EIA. Halo has a pleasant vibe and management had taken the social distancing protocols to heart. Tables were widely spaced and sanitizing stations were plentiful prior to entering the dining area. The food was very good, and as usual the service was prompt. Wait staff was very friendly and courteous, and waived our parking charges in the Rennaissance Hotel parking lot. A very pleasant experience and we are planning on visiting the Halo restaurant again on our next trip away from Edmonton.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about our dinner tonight was amazing. The cocktails, salads and mains were all great. The service was excellent. I would highly recommend.

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vipFoodRaver
Edmonton
49 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed our Valentines dinner at Halo this evening. It was a super busy night!!
Service was impeccable from arrival to departure.
There was a 3 course menu offering a variety of choices for Valentines or the regular menu. We chose to go with the Valentines menu. You could close one of 2 appetizers and 1 of 3 entrees and everyone received the same dessert. We chose the scallops appetizer & beef tenderloin entree. Our meal was so good! The appetizer was lovely. Scallops were cooked to perfection. Our entree arrived after a bit of a wait, which we were told was going to happen by the manager ahead of time so we were prepared. It was worth the wait. Beef tenderloin was tender and cooked perfectly. Our server, Corey was experienced. He was attentive but not hovering. He was able to make wine recommendations that were spot on.
Phong, (the manager I believe) made sure everyone was aware that there was going to be a wait for the food due to an unexpected influx of patrons. I would rather know than be left wondering what the hold up is.
Very pleased we decided on Halo tonight. We have never been disappointed. Looking forward to our next meal at Halo.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

We have eaten at Halo and stayed as hotel guests several times , we’ve taken friends here, celebrated birthdays and special occasions . Last night Valentine’s Day dinner was very disappointing. We chose to order off the menu instead of the fixed Valentine’s Day special. My husbands chicken wings were good as always and I was going to order my favorite cheese board . I learned it changed when the menu changed and had wasn’t interested in it and was told they didn’t even carry those assorted cheeses anymore so couldn’t swap the meat out for more cheese , that’s fair . So I sat hungry waiting for our mains for almost 1.5 hours . A host stopped by to tell me service was slow on purpose for Valentine’s Day so as not to feel rushed , ok I didn’t even ask but thanks for the info .. other tables that arrived after us were served appetizers and mains before us. When the mains came I was shocked to see three little flat shrimp tacos with 3 or 4 shrimp and some gloppy sauce inside . I actually opened them up to see what it was , I think I saw a black bean in one but I can’t be sure . I chose the lobster bisque for my side and was served it without a spoon and had to wait and flag down our server Cory. My husband ordered Chicken Truffle Supreme with pasta and it had absolutely zero flavour ! I tried a bite which was generous of him , as his serving was so small to begin with and offered him my lobster bisque to use as a sauce just to have something with flavour on it . We were asked if we wanted to see the dessert menu and we took a peek but we decided we had spent too much time and money to be so unhappy and just wanted to leave and grab a bite elsewhere on the way home . We aren’t the type to return after a bad experience and we certainly won’t recommend Halo ever again. There’s just too many other good restaurants to spend our time and money in . You shouldn’t have to go to out to eat after you go out to eat !

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vipKat1982
Edmonton
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is amazing. We have been celebrating most special occasions here with my husband for the last few years and are never disappointed. Great design and ambiance. The service is exceptional. Staff is friendly and go above and beyond every time. The food is incredible! I am vegetarian and the mushroom ravioli is one of my absolute favourite meals ever. The incredible mushroom flavor meeting the sun dried tomatoes in the sauce - delightful. Give this place a try, you will not be disappointed.

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vipFoodRaver
Edmonton
49 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was very good. Service was very good. I will absolutely make a point of going here more often. I plan to try more menu items to make sure it is not just a one off thing. Well that is going to be excuse! I was just thinking about the fact that I wanted to go back today.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific food and staff!!!

JO
JOhl
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, service, and experience! Jennifer was the best server!!

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ItalianBoyz
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience4

We come here often and always love it. Menu changed and they took of our favourite desert :(. Service was not very good this time, server was nice enough but very forgetful.

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MikeA
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Halo to celebrate our anniversary with another couple. The food was phenominal. Cory was an excellent server who knew how much to stay around the table and how much to leave us private. We all had the chef's special, braised short ribs with gnocci. We were all impressed as the short rib melted in our mouths and exploded with flavour.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Great customer service. We'll be back again.

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CharlesF
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful night and the food was exceptional

JB
JulieB
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance. Exceptional service. Good was amazing.

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WerkzInc
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Eating at Halo is always a great experience. The staff are amazing and fun to kibitz with.

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DeanA
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very nice atmosphere and the food was very good. Great access to the Airport.

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vipKat1982
Edmonton
29 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is amazing and I am always amazed it is not more busy. The design is very nice, elegant but hip. The cocktail list great, the service exceptional. We have never had a visit when the chef did not come out to ask himself how the food was or did not send a complimentary item to our table. They go above and beyond. The food is superb, just great presentation, superb flavor. Do yourself a favor and visit. You wont regret.

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JordanL
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Staff are awesome. Rib eye was not worth it. Tough. Salads were just okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great service. Good food for what you pay.

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Julie
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I went to Halo for our Valentines day dinner. The service was excellent. My husband had the rib steak and I had shrimp tacos. Both were very tasty. When we were finished, our server, Prince, brought us a heart shaped candle and a boxed piece of cake to take home. We also got a rose. An excellent evening!!

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DallasJ
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Early Valentines. Food was fantastic. Service was even better than the food. Samantha was attentive, made excellent recommendations after just a few questions, was very knowledgeable about food and drink choices, and finished the evening off in style. Thank you kitchen and thank you Samantha!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Samantha was an amazing server. Detailed. Attentive. Lovely.

Food was spectacular. Loved our dinner! Rahim knows how to make his place classy as can be. 👌🏻👌🏻

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Foodlover
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food. Great service. The special lamb soup for the evening was excellent.. enough spice but not overwhelming spicy with a ground lamb. The deconstructed Tiramisu was light and not too sweet.

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KellyC
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Service was excellent! Food was not the greatest for what you’re charged.

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BertL
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an awesome time. Waiter was great.
Food was delicious!!
Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We live close by and dining here makes it seem like we are on a holiday. Don’t forget to validate your parking.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, service and amazing food! Great way to kick off the honeymoon before we fly out!

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Ilikemeat
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

The table had dirty glasses and Kleenex on it upon arrival. The food took about 45 minutes after we ordered and two of our party had to wait an extra 15 mins for their steaks. The burgers were not good and the fries had sat under heat lamp for far too long. My order was incorrect but I ate it due to not wanting to wait. The waitress knew it was incorrect but did not offer to take off or discount the bill. The waitress was unable to split the bill for 10 people into three so we had to figure it out for her. They were ill prepared for our small party although we had made reservations. Have been there a few times, but will likely not return

KB
KimB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance. Friendly servers. Delicious food/great menu selection.

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Joseph
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve had dinner at Halo on a number of occasions - it never disappoints. Excellent service, excellent food, excellent time. Menu has something for everyone. Highly recommended.

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Hans
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Service was good, a bit slow at one moment but we didn't mind too much as that can happen anywhere. Food unfortunately was not that good, it was alright but not at all what we were expecting for the price range and for the type of ambiance (which was lovely). We were especially looking forward to dessert which was the biggest let down after a mediocre meal (four people and we all would not order any of our food again). The bombe was made too thick for a chocolate bombe, and the other dessert we had just tasted of overwhelming sweetness, nothing else. We hope to have a better experience in the future if we choose to ever return, although if we do it definitely will not be for another special occasion.

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BBrass
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The food was ok, but the price for it was much too high. Not enough value for the money. The service was very good.

JB
JulieB
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The decor, service and menu were all outstanding. My husband had a strip-loin and said it was one of the best steaks he has ever had. I had shrimp tacos and they were fantastic. The wine selection was good and the server was warm and friendly, it was a pleasure to have her look after us.

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vipSandi
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Halo was perfect, as always! We will continue to be regulars there.

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AndrewR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Food is delicious and the service is great. Went fir a birthday dinner and after our entrees was surprised with a birthday dessert without ordering one. Much more to my surprise was the we were charged for what seemed a complimentary dessert. Inly $10 but did not appreciate the charge after the bill was already over $150.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and food. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. Very accommodating with minor substitutions. Would be nice if the parking was complimentary since this restaurant certainly isn’t cheap. Parking cost $14 on top of the cost of the meal.

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ItalianBoyz
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Service was good, food was great. We were surprised how empty the restaurant was for a Saturday night.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Service was great and food was tasty.

JO
vipJOhl
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved it!! They gave us a private room for our party of 6. Food was fabulous and great value! Will be going back!

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meeko
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing tasting high quality food with great staff. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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EleanorW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The service was excellent. I have a number of allergies and it was not problem for the chef to accommodate.

FAQs

Halo Bar & Bistro - Renaissance Edmonton Airport is rated 4.3 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.